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HEALTH
January 3, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Practice this classic yoga posture called "reverse warrior" to strengthen your legs, stretch the muscles on the sides of your torso and open your hips. Remember to be patient with this pose. With regular practice, it will help ease back pain and improve your posture and gait. Begin with your feet parallel to each other in a wide stance. Turn your right foot out and your left foot in slightly. Bend your right knee to a 90-degree angle so that your right knee is directly above your right foot.
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HEALTH
May 24, 2004 | Roy M. Wallack
Deep-water running, an activity popular with older Americans and athletes recovering from leg injuries, works well for anyone seeking the aerobic and flexibility benefits of running without the impact and exhaustion. This easy, safe and fun activity uses a torso flotation device and ankle-foot floats to keep your body suspended and head above water, while simulating running in the pool's deep end. Here are four versions to consider.
NATIONAL
June 30, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A 14-year-old girl riding in a mountain bike race was attacked at night by a bear and severely injured, but she made a 911 call that led to her rescue. The girl suffered head, neck, torso and leg wounds. She was in critical condition in Anchorage, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1986 | COLIN GARDNER
"The Torso" is the unifying theme of an eclectic group show featuring 11 artists working in a variety of media. Unlike the more popular genres of landscape, still life and portraiture, the torso is an oddly idiosyncratic form, replete with contradictions and ambiguity. Its stunted, limbless disfiguration suggests physical violence, sadomasochism, a sense of incompleteness.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2003 | From Associated Press
A nude torso of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, went on public display in New York on Thursday -- the first time the alluring marble sculpture from the 1st century BC has been seen outside her mythical birthplace. With her classic figure and glowing patina, "Aphrodite Anadyomene," or Aphrodite emerging from the sea, literally came out of the Mediterranean. The 3-foot-tall torso was recovered by divers at Na Paphos in 1956 on the southwest coast of Cyprus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 25-year-old man walking in his Canoga Park neighborhood Monday was shot and killed by an unknown gunman. Witnesses told police the man was walking north on Loma Verde Avenue at 5:25 p.m. when a dark-colored vehicle, possibly an SUV, pulled up. The driver got out, ran up to the victim and opened fire, shooting him several times in the torso.
HEALTH
January 9, 2012 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Use light weights in this exercise for a convenient, fast and effective way to work the fronts and backs of your arms at the same time. Remember to pull your abdominal muscles in to support your spine in this forward bend. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Grasp a pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells, bend your knees slightly and lean forward so your torso is almost parallel to the floor. Keep your elbows next to the sides of your torso. Straighten your right arm behind you until your elbow is straight and next to your body.
OPINION
April 21, 2005
The College of Cardinals elected an ultraconservative pope earlier this week under a ceiling replete with genitals, breasts and buttocks that apparently gave no offense. Good thing Michelangelo painted his Sistine Chapel masterpieces in Rome and not Venice -- California, that is.
HEALTH
November 23, 2009
Incorporate this yoga pose into your routine to strengthen the muscles in your lower body while stretching the sides of your torso. Don't be surprised if you find that one side of your body is less flexible than the other side; just give adequate time to the tighter side to get in better balance. 1. Stand on a flat, even surface with your feet approximately 3 1/2 feet apart. Externally rotate your left leg out so that your left toes face toward the left. Rotate your right toes in slightly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2010 | By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who was slashing his mother's boyfriend with a cleaver Friday night in Rowland Heights, authorities said Saturday. Deputies were called to an apartment at the 18500 block of Colima Road shortly after 9 p.m. and flagged by a woman telling them her son was attacking the other man, said Deputy Mark Pope. It was unclear how many deputies rushed into the apartment, but once in there, they saw a man straddling the woman's boyfriend and slashing his head with a meat cleaver, Pope said.
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